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Pertussis: Global Trends in Incidence and Vaccine Uptake

Recent pertussis outbreaks are of concern, but should not overshadow a dramatic decrease in disease rates documented during the past three decades. [1] In the following chart, I’ve compared regional trends in pertussis reporting and W.H.O. estimates of vaccine uptake [2] Note that vaccine coverage has changed little since 1990.

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References
1. http://www.gideononline.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/Gideon-Graphs.pps
2. Berger S. Pertussis: Global Status, 2013. 353 pages, 511 graphs, 648 references. Gideon e-books, http://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/disease/pertussis-global-status/

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